Travis PalmerIn 1998, God placed a calling on Travis’ heart regarding the Entertainment Industry. He submitted to it unsure what it meant. For the past 13 years he has worked in various positions throughout the Motion Picture Industry while finishing his B.A. in Missions and a degree in Film and Video Production, and began ProVision International Productions to serve the mission field. In 2013, after much preparation, God confirmed that call in his life, “I have taught you their language, I have taught you their culture. You have treated them like colleagues these many years, but now, I need you to love them as I love them.”
During that time Travis contributed his expertise to over 150 productions including nearly 20 feature-length films and seven documentaries–one Emmy-award winning and one Highest-US-Grossing Documentary in 2012. Travis has had the privilege of working with numerous Oscar and Emmy-award winning producers, directors, and cinematographers. In 2014 he finished directing the film, Where Was God?, a documentary regarding events surrounding the May 20, 2013 EF5 tornado in Moore, OK.
He continually invests into the skills and character of hundreds of future filmmakers. In all that he does, Travis strives to glorify God and communicate His love throughout the echelons of the motion picture industry. He resides near Oklahoma City with his wife, Tera, and their three children.
Guild WorkshopsNuts and Bolts Cinematography
Cinema is a unique artform, as it is both an aural and visual medium. One of the craftsman within this medium is the Cinematographer or Director of Photography (DP). A few things the DP must consider are: camera type (genre/style considerations), camera support, movement, camera operation (f-stop, shutter, filters, frame rate), composition, lighting, shooting for the edit, sound, and much more. Join us as we sort out the nuts and bolts of cinematography.
Proper Exposure (Lighting)
Much of the artistry in cinematography is the ability to control the lightness and darkness within the frame–every frame exposed properly as it relates to the world of the story. What affects exposure? How is it controlled? What should be conveyed? Additionally, there are many choices for gear. What is a basis for deciding what is needed? This workshop will focus on equipment use, lighting technique, and theory.